The 2017 UK OSPAs judges were:
- David Clark – Head of Security – Francis Crick Institute
- Trevor Elliott – Director of Manpower & Membership Services – BSIA
- Nick Grewcock – Accreditation Manager, Mitie Fire and Security
- Sarah Harvie – Information Security Manager & Security Controller – Pcubed
- Jayne King – Head of Security and Site Services – Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
- Bob Martin CSyP – Owner – RFMSolutions
- Martin Smith MBE – Chairman and Founder of The Security Company (International) Ltd (TSC) and The Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG)
- Andy Williams – Vice Chairman – TINYg
- Jerry Woods – Head of Campus Services – London Metropolitan University
- Emma Shaw MBA CSyP – Managing Director – Esoteric Ltd
- Barrie J Millett – Head of Group Security – Wesleyan
- James Willison – Founder Unified Security Ltd, Vice Chair ASIS European Convergence /ESRM committee
David Clark CPP PCI PSP has been in the security industry for 21 years since leaving the army. He has held a number of senior security positions both within corporate organisations and in the private sector, he is currently Head of Security for the Francis Crick Institute, a brand new globally renowned unique scientific research centre in London which is due to open in early 2016. Previously, David has led on a number of Policing and Counter Terrorism initiatives in London’s South Bank and in recent years has designed and implemented executive protection and physical security programs for major companies in the UK and overseas. He is Chair of ASIS UK Chapter 208, a member of the CSO Roundtable, AUCSO, London First Advisory Panel, Co-Chair of the Project Griffin Practitioners Board and Chair of the Security Commonwealth on behalf of ASIS UK.
Trevor is the Director of Manpower & Membership Services for the British Security Industry Association, the UK’s leading Trade Association for the Private Security Industry. Following a successful career in the British Army, Trevor has subsequently worked in the security manned guarding sector for 30 years. This included all levels of operational security from Site Supervisor to General Manager progressing through to National Account Director with responsibility for sites across the UK including a number classified as Critical Infrastructure. As Contract Director, Trevor directed the roll-out and provision of the first national contract to train staff and supply lone worker devices to the NHS community. Trevor currently serves on various National industry bodies, Chairs the CEN/TC 439 WG1 committee and is President of the Critical Infrastructure Protection working group and Board Member of CoESS.
Nick is Skills for Security’s training manager and has been in the fire and security industry for more than 30 years. Nick started his career as an apprentice and continued on at college to attain an HND in electronics at De Montfort University, Leicester. From sales Engineer to team leader Nick progressed his career onto Operations Manager and then a training officer with the fire and Security sector. In his current role as Training Manager at Skills for Security Nick managers a team of Assessors and carries out quality assurance of various qualifications as well as providing training to apprentices at our centre. SfS deliver a range of apprenticeships, qualifications and courses. With over 200 learners coming through the centre each year Nick and his team are delighted to be achieving 100% success rates. Nick currently sits on industry trailblazer groups as advisor for Industry National Occupational Standards and apprenticeship assessment approaches.
Sarah is a proactive security professional who has experience in operational security and security governance who has specialised in information security, personnel security and security capability development and has worked in the security industry for more than 10 years. Sarah has experience in both the defence and commercial sectors, from managing security in defence contracts supporting the security infrastructure of army garrisons, to embedding information security in sensitive defence programmes, to leading (with the Home Office) the insider threat programme for the Olympic Games in 2012. Sarah is also a co-founder of the Women’s Security Society, a networking and forum environment bringing women and men together from all aspects of security and is one of a few civilians who has trained in security with Military Intelligence. Sarah is CISM qualified and is currently studying towards an MSc in Security and Risk Management with Leicester University’s Criminology Department.
Jayne King joined the National Health Service (NHS) in 1991 and is currently Head of Security and Site Services. She has been at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust since 2001and the Trust constantly scores well in the staff survey as being responsive to dealing with Violence and Abuse. One of Jayne’s key priorities is the building of partnership links and community working within the security setting. She is currently a member of the South Bank Business Watch, the London Bridge Security Forum and represents NAHS on the Security Commonwealth. She is Chair of the National Association Healthcare Security (NAHS), a qualified Local Security Management Specialist (LSMS) and a Fellow of the Security Institute (FSyI). Prior to her NHS career Jayne spent 9 years in the Royal Air Force assigned to both National and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Forces.
Bob is founder of RFMSolutions, a Security Consultant with over 40 years’ experience working at senior executive level on a global scale. Extensive Strategic and Operational experience coupled with Project and Budget responsibility plus a Facilities Management and I.T. background have enabled him to provide many a cohesive security solution, providing demonstrable return to the Corporate table. Bob has given presentations and has written articles both in Europe and the US on Security strategy and implementation. Bob is a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP); Certified Protection Professional (CPP); Director & Honorary Treasurer of the Association of Security Consultants (RISC MASC); Fellow of the Security Institute (FSyI); holding Diplomas in Security and Project Management. A founder and past Chairman of the Tyco C-CURE User Group (EMEA), and the Honeywell HIS User Group (EMEA), he is a Justice of the Peace (JP).
Martin Smith is the Founder and Chairman, The Security Company (International) Ltd (TSC) and The Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG). With nearly 40 years’ experience in the security and crime prevention industries, Martin Smith is a well-known and highly respected personality in the security industry. He is an established and successful businessman, philanthropist, communicator, visionary, and internationally recognised author and speaker. Martin gained his degree in behavioural psychology before spending 15 years as a commissioned officer in the RAF employed on the whole range of policing and security duties. After being awarded the MBE for this work, he left the Service to establish a second career in the commercial sector. In 1997 he founded TSC to assist organisations in improving their security cultures and staff awareness. In 2004 he founded the SASIG, a free networking forum to improve trust online. Martin is a Fellow of The Security Institute, an active member of both ASIS International and the Information Assurance Advisory Council, and a member of the Independent Advisory Panel of the Office for Nuclear Regulation.
Andy Williams CPP FSyI, is Head of Corporate Security at Japanese Banking giant Nomura. Originally a Police Officer in London, an injury on duty brought his career to a premature halt in 1995. Once recovered, Andy spent just under three years working for the NHS in Risk Management posts, before moving into the private security sector, where he held several senior appointments, before joining Nomura in 2009. In addition to his day job, Andy was Chairman of the UK Chapter of ASIS International until December 2015, when he stood down to progress into a European leadership role, as Assistant Regional Vice President, but remains a Director of the UK Chapter. He has been Vice Chairman of the International Counter Terrorism network TINYg since September 2010, a Fellow of the Security Institute since 2012 and until some health issues arose in 2014, was Middle Warden of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. A role that he hopes to return to as soon as possible. Andy has written several articles for international security publications and has been interviewed on television in relation to security issues.
Jerry is currently the Head of Campus Services at London Metropolitan University, having previously been a business risk consultant and prior to that spent 10 years at the University of Bristol as the Head of Security during which he was awarded the Security Excellence Awards’ In-House Security Manager of the Year in 2009. Prior to his time in the HE sector, Jerry spent eight years as a police officer working in the inner city Bristol area. Jerry is a Chartered Security Professional and a Fellow of the Security. He is a member of ASIS International and a Certified Protection Professional.
Emma is the founder and Managing Director of Esoteric Ltd, a well established Electronic Bug Sweeping, Counter-Espionage and Intelligence gathering company based in Surrey, UK. The company provides a solution based approach to countering espionage activity to both commercial and non commercial organisations internationally. An MBA graduate, and a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP) Emma’s early career was spent with the Royal Military Police, followed by a career in the Ministry of Defence. Emma founded Esoteric Ltd in 1998. Emma’s involvement with the security profession covers numerous sectors and she interacts with security professionals in various capacities. She is a Vice President of the Security Institute, having previously been Chairman (2013 to 2015) and Vice-Chairman with responsibility for its strategic direction and finances. Emma also holds two non-executive director positions. In addition, Emma is southern region chairman of the Defence Industry Security Association (DISA) and council member for City and Security Resilience Networks (CSARN). An active participant in the development of industry standards and best practice techniques for technical security counter measures, she has worked closely with Skills for Security National Occupational Standards and National Security Inspectorate Codes of Practice.
Barrie advises Boards on developing and maintaining resilient organizations in a challenging World. Recent focus on Critical National Infrastructure and has led resilience functions at blue-chip firms including E.ON and GE, a passionate board level executive with an outstanding record of building and developing high performing teams in the resilience arena, with an outstanding ability to develop exceptional stakeholder relationships including at government / agency level and successfully drive forward change initiatives. Following military service established a strong blend of strategic, operational and consultancy experience across multiple sectors including; energy, telecoms and finance. Barrie provides a business enabling innovative blended approach to risk management with a track record of delivering results in fast paced demanding international environments. Barrie challenges the status quo and encourages an environment where anything is possible by, understanding the business strategy, evaluating the risks, linking up differing functions, developing highly motivated teams and delivering intelligence-led solutions that are business specific and easy to implement.
James Willison is a recognised International leader in Security Convergence and Enterprise Security Risk Management. James was awarded the Imbert Prize for an ‘outstanding contribution to the Security Industry in 2011’ for his work on convergence with ASIS Europe and the Information Security Awareness Forum. He has more than 20 years of management experience in the physical and information security industry, including posts as, Senior lecturer in Security Management at Loughborough University, Advisor on Convergence/ESRM to Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International’ Security Research Initiative and Digital Security Expert with the European Union. He has successfully collaborated in numerous projects including writing new content in published International Standards. He regularly writes articles for IFSEC Global and Risk UK and is an established speaker at International security conferences. He is currently Vice Chair of the ASIS European Convergence/ESRM committee with ten other leading International security professionals. James is a member of the Security Institute and an ISACA’ Academic Advocate. He is an Associate Senior lecturer in Security Management at Loughborough University and now works as an executive advisor in security strategy and risk management.